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. many foreign leaders speaking including president obama. you see him there. first lady michelle obama. she's arrived in the stadium. we're going to go off the air in a couple of minutes. seemed, though, that the grandchildren got a rousing reception from the crowd. [ cheers ] >> reporter: the reaction to president obama's visit. the relationship between president obama and africa as a whole, but especially south africa because as you've been talking about, his friendship with nelson mandela. very profound. and you could feel it, this place lit one cheers and excitement as soon as the cameras showed president obama had arrived. he will speak as a singular honor, having been invited to speak. they only met that one time. but really there are -- they are brothers in arms in a struggle that nelson mandela began and advanced and continues. >> that greeting there, that was the secretary general, ban ki-moon, taking the podium. only one meeting. president obama in south africa months ago as nelson mandela was ailing at home chose ton visit at that time. did go to robben island on that visit.
. president obama and michelle obama expected to attend the event tomorrow. mandela's body will lie in state three more days and the week of memorials will end on sunday with a state funeral. >> these are the scenes i think we will see a lot of. this is happening near nelson mandela's home but things like this are springing up just about everywhere around the country. people trying to show their own small way of how they are mourning. >> no doubt. >>> coming up, the singer who was so furious on stage she stormed off. >>> and the celebrity cat fight involving paris hilton and lindsay lohan. it is coming up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. is from our abc ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny >>> we are starting with a feud to end all feuds. well, this has been going on for a while. since 2006, lindsay lohan and paris hilton have been at odds. >> i never heard of this. >> yes. well a group of friends -- >> put them in a ring and settle it once and for all. >> it is kind of what happened but it wasn't between the two girl
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